I am an incredibly superstitious person. I freak out whenever I see a black cat, I refuse to walk under ladders, I don’t break mirrors and I hold salt shakers hostage during dinner so that no one spills it.
Therefore, I also believe in certain “signs” if you will, meaning that since one thing occurred, it must mean that I need to do something.
In this instance, I got sick this morning because I was meant to watch the Pro Bowl, even after swearing I wouldn’t.
So here I am, laying in my bed, meds taken, tissue box in hand, watching the Pro Bowl on NBC.com. I’m probably in for a garbage, throw away game full of blown tackles and crappy effort.
Um, what is this I’m watching? Is this…a good game?!
I have actually enjoyed watching the Pro Bowl this year. Watching some of my favorite players in the league just explode for yardage play after player. Yes, the defense is still a little bit lax but I am enjoying myself right now.
Of course, a game including the best in the business usually has a few highlights.
For starters, Russell Wilson looks like the second coming of Jesus.
For the religious nuts out there, get over it. I’m not insulting religion. I’m a proud Roman Catholic, but I’m not about to get insulted by this nonsense. Jesus was a perfect being, so say the teachings. Today, Wilson was quite perfect indeed.
He threw some great passes, ran a few times, commanded an offense and made me wish he was the QB for the Eagles. I’ve said it countless times. I believe in the mobile quarterback. I don’t mean the running back that can throw like Mike Vick. I mean the quarterback that can run, like RG3 and Wilson.
Another highlight was seeing Jeff Saturday, the center for the NFC, come over to the AFC side and snap the ball to Peyton Manning. For those that live under a rock, Manning and Saturday were teammates in Indianapolis a few years back for a long time. They built a chemistry that was unmatched in the modern day NFL. Jeff has decided to retire following the now concluded Pro Bowl game.
There were a ton of highlights, and I encourage any of you guys to check out some clips. However, my personal favorite highlight from the day was when Ed Hochuli, the referee for the game, dished out the first flag of the day. The game had gone almost a full half before a penalty was called. So, he took that fact and decided to make some comedy out of it. He turned on his mic and said the following to the crowd,
“Yes, there are still penalties in the Pro Bowl.”
I have never laughed out of comedic effect at an NFL game, but that was awesome. I had a great time watching this one.
Hopefully, the effort was enough for Roger Goddell, who has the final say in whether or not the game continues each year. This was one of the only years I have watched the game, but I did enjoy myself.
Please keep this game going. It’s important to these guys and if the effort is there, makes for a good dose of entertainment.
One more thing about that picture above. Those guys are the SIX, yes SIX Pro Bowl Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs only won two games last year. How do ya send 6 guys to Hawaii and win 2 games? Had the Ravens not made it to the Super Bowl, KC and Balty would have had the same number of Pro Bowlers. What’s wrong with this picture?